Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
to disagree on how the government might help add jobs. the president seemed to call on more government initiatives while romney seeks less. the debate started about an hour ago and has 30 minutes less. we will have more in a live report from denver for you in just 12 minutes. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the oakland a's story. this afternoon the plot got even more improbable. on the final game of the regular season in front of a packed coliseum crowd, the a's quenched the american league west after never having once led the division all year. there was quite a celebration this afternoon. fred. >> absolutely, gasia. the second showering this week as a matter of fact. you know, june 30th, the oakland a's trailed texas by 13 games in the standing and since then they went on a 57 to 26 tear. this is the best record in major league baseball since june 30th and their mo is usually come back victories just like today. they trailed texas 5 to 1 in the fourth inning when the a's put ten batters up to the plate. they scored six runs on four hits, two walks, and one big error for texas.
Sep 28, 2012 11:30pm PDT
-year- old cody allen smith. >>> a group of 19 military veterans is suing is u.s. government. they say more should have been done to help them after they were sexually assaulted. say top military officials didn't do enough for the crimes. >> i have been alone and i have been silent. >> today daniel danielle hoffman is speaking out. >> it's hard to speak out, especially if you are still in the military. but you're not alone and we're fighting for you. >> reporter: she's joining 18 others in a federal lawsuit filed in san francisco today against the current and former u.s. defense secretaries and the -- they claim these high ranking officials knew about the assault problems in the military and didn't do enough to stop the attackers. >> they all endured strikingly similar partners of retall -- patterns of retaliation. >> the treatment of rape victims in the military is so stigmatizing, many would rather die. >> according to the 2000 annual report it estimates 19,000 military sexual assaults but only 3200 reported. that's why pushing the stop act. would push it into an independent panel. >
Oct 1, 2012 11:30pm PDT
a government investigation into charges american express illegally charged late fees, discriminated against some clients and lied about rewards. the company also agreed to pay almost $28 million in fines to regulators including the consumer financial protection bureau. >>> fed chairman ben bernanke today defended policies used to stimulate the economy. he listed other thing that is can be done. >> such as putting the federal budget on a sustainable path. reforming the tax code, improving our educational system supporting technological invasion. and expanding international trade. >> reporter: bernanke also rejected criticism that the federal reserve is laying the ground work for inflation and letting the government run up huge budget deficits. >>> get ktvu news to go now. download the ktvu app, click on the live icon and you can watch all of our newscasts live right there on your mobile device. >>> a bay area man who started an innovative anti poverty program says he is deeply honored to learn he is the winner of a mcarthur genius award. maurice lim miller started the family independence ini
Oct 3, 2012 11:30pm PDT
to the view he had when he ran four years ago. that a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more. >> are we going to double down on the policies that got us into this mess, or do we embrace a new economic patriotism. >> reporter: romney often looked directly at the president who instead addressed most of his responses to the audience, or the moderator. the debate remained sizzled, mitt romney went after the president for green energy, and high profile companies in the bay area. >> you put $90 billion, like 50 years worth of breaks, into solar and wind. i have a friend who say you don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers. >> reporter: the president said his plan doesn't add up. >> i think math, common sense, and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. >> reporter: tonight's debate might also be remembered for what the president did not bring up, his successes, such as the turn around of the auto industry, and the romney gaffes what romney said 47% see themselves as victims. >> live outside the debate convenient new in denver, wh
Oct 4, 2012 11:30pm PDT
on the government. he now says they were completely wrong. >> they were great great friends. >> new details about an argument between bay area friends that ended >>> play often fever is gripping both sides of the bay. ktvu's amber lee live in san francisco with how businesses are trying to recapture the magic they last saw during the giant's world series win. >> reporter: gasia, it's october orange. a tribute to the giant's success. landmarks such as coit tower are aglow and has businesses seeing green. the w hotel south of market has sold out this weekend at $400 to $500 a room per night. the giants playing the first play off game at home this weekend is the reason for all the hype. >> it's the local residents coming in, not so much the out of towners. they come in and make a whole package deal out of it. >> reporter: across the city in alameda, it's the a's that are bringing out the fans. the team is busiest when the team plays in the road. >> it's fun. everybody is happy, smiling, cheering, slapping hands. it's more of a team atmosphere. it's really fun. >> reporter: about a block away, mcgee'
Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm PDT
announced its spending plan for the next year calling it budget aid in a time crisis. government ministry faces an average 9% budget cuts and public worker salaries will be frozen. convince creditors that it will continue to reduce an $81 billion deficit. spain may soon seek health from the yur neen central bank. >>> u.s. economic news, first-time unemployment benefits dropped. it's the lowest level we've seen in nine weeks and a sign hiring may be picking up. four-week average new jobs fell to 174,000. the market a double dose of economic news. the dow jones industrial climbed 72 points. nasdaq added 42 points. >>> first step into e-commerce, the new service called gift. memo park company launched gift with select vendors today. new users will be able to click on ipod and send a friend a gift card, chocolates or other real-life presents. it'll also remind you about events such as birthdays or weddings. >>> a week-long celebration will culminate in san francisco tomorrow night. david stevenson tells us how thousands of cyclists are set to take over the streets. >> critical mass cyclists a
Sep 27, 2012 11:30pm PDT
that they are victims, who believe that government has the responsibility to care for them. >> that audio was a replay of the republican nominees remarks. romney was recorded saying roughly 47% of american households do not pay income taxes. obama campaign says that the words did not need any -- >>> city college has already gone through significant changes. >> reporter: city college students are already feeling the pinch. 700 classes have been cut this year. >> i cannot get the classes that i wanted earlier this year. there's a high demand classes but low supply of courses. >> reporter: but city college must make many more sweeping changes or risk losing its accreditation and possibly closing. >> future of city college is really what is at stake. >> reporter: guillermo villanueva is a counselor who works two jobs. he's concerned about what will happen. >> i'm still concerned about not having a job next year. >> there's a great concern about instability and fewer teachers and fewer teachers to do the work of the whole college. >> reporter: the proposals come after a scathing report in july by the accre
Sep 29, 2012 11:30pm PDT
year the bermese government has experienced a shift. >> our country is now in the verge of a new path. i have to keep reminding people that we're just about to start out. that we are not yet along the way. >> reporter: chi has just joined the parliament trying to make change from within. >> we look for people all over the world to help us in our transition to a generally democratic society. >> reporter: today she received both a key to the city and an honorary doctorate from usf. she was able to reach out to the largest burmese community. >> she wants to encourage them to come back, bring their resources, bring their knowledge, bring their skills and help them develop their country. >> we are really witnessing that the community is coming together. >> reporter: meanwhile a small group of protesters gathered demanding she do more for minority rights. it was a subject that she did address. she says she will continue to fight discrimination and fight for democracy. she says her people can learn a lot from san francisco. >> this is chi's first trip to san francisco in more than 40 years.